• "The Flamboya Tree is that rare treasure - a memoir so powerful and vivid that it draws the past into the present and makes us all history's creatures."

    Amanda Foreman, winner of the Whitbread Award for Biography
  • "A moving, immediate account of a relatively unknown wartime drama - unforgettable"

  • "A wrenching memoir - these stories clearly demonstrate that terrible atrocities are committed - justified even - in the name of war"

    Seattle Times
  • "Kelly's survival and her book is, in effect, the most moving tribute to her remarkable mother, whose courage and indomitable spirit kept the family alive"

    Daily Mail
  • "Fascinating"

    People Magazine